The Woman's Press
Club of Indiana (WPCI) announced the state winners for its 2016 high school
writing contest late Tuesday. Coordinator Elizabeth Granger said the winners
included six staff members of the Chesterton High School Sandscript.
senior Katelynn Williams placed first in the state for her editorial "Stores
boycott consumer America."
The judges said of
the article, "The hands-down winner in the editorial category. A strong,
persuasive argument about the true meaning of Thanksgiving and how some
businesses are not letting the almighty dollar dictate their holiday sales.
sophomore Jennie Moran also earned a first for her sports story "Crumb
rubber turf alleged to contain carcinogens."
commented, "Great topic, great reporting, great sources, great length. This
is a fantastic example of journalism at the high school level, [and] it
shows a maturity in taking a larger, more serious topic, and bringing it
home. A good example of how sports and the rest of our lives can intersect
in ways that we might not think of.”
In page design,
news editor junior Erin Grimes took third place for her single-page layout,
while creative design director/feature editor Katarina Gregurich won third
place for her double-truck layout.
staff writers sophomores Kady Chael and Patrick Sosby were named as
Williams and Moran
will now compete in the National Federation of Press Women high school
writing contest, and countrywide winners will be announced before the
national convention in Wichita, Kansas, in September.
Advisor to the
Sandscript is English/journalism teacher John Hayduk.